Rainbow Room

"Providing emergency and transitional supplies for unmet material needs of children and families in crisis."

What is a Rainbow Room?

The Rainbow Room is a resource room stock with snacks, diapers, school supplies, clothes, toiletries, toys, and other items frequently needed to meet the emergency needs of families in crisis. Our philosophy is that abused and neglected children and adults do not deserve abused and used items so only new items are stocked (with the exception of gently used baby beds, car seats and high chairs). Getting new items can have a significant impact on the children in helping them feel cared for and fit in with their peers at school.

The Room is available to caseworkers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any of our clients.

Prior to the establishment of the Fort Bend Rainbow Room, local caseworkers frequently used their own funds to meet these needs while waiting for permanent funding solutions. Many of these expenditures were not reimbursable; nevertheless, most caseworkers could not refuse to feed or clothe hungry children that had just been rescued from abusive and/or neglectful homes. The Rainbow Room is able to meet these immediate needs with support from the community.

Our Board:

Wende Lewis-Buckley, Treasurer
Tom Parks, Vice President
Barbara Macha, Secretary
Evelyn Traylor
Tanya Mitra Christine Jue
Karen Sotallaro Steve Renegar
Rhonda Kerby

Our Staff:

Tonya Lewis, Executive Director

Our Auxiliary:

The Rainbow Room Auxiliary was created in the fall of 2007 to assist with fundraising efforts. To contact them, email to rainbowroomauxiliary@gmail.com.

Our Mission:

The Rainbow Room provides emergency and transitional supplies for unmet material needs of children and families involved iwth the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Strategic Philosophy:

The Rainbow Room brings hope to many children in the CPS system and adults within the APS system who have been dealt an uncertain and unfortunate hand in life. Through the efforts of those associated with the Rainbow Room, the children and adults who become clients of the Rainbow Room are provided an opportunity for a brighter future and an improvement in their life situation.

Our Volunteers:

The volunteers and sponsors of the Rainbow Room allow our program to continue to provide for the abused and neglected children and adults within Fort Bend County.

An annual luncheon is held to honor those that serve our program. Past award winners include:

2000 Flo Berkman
2001 Rita Drabek
2002 Ashly Nance
2003 Fort Bend Junior Service League
2004 Texas Genco / H. A Parish Plant
2005 Christ United Methodist Church
2006 Marvin Marcell
2007 Sugar Creek Association of Tennis
2008 RBC Wealth Management
2009 Fort Bend Junior Service League
2010 Fluor/Golf for Fort Bend
2012 NRG Energy - W. A. Parish Plant

Volunteers at the 2013 Flo Berkman luncheon were honored as follows:

President's Award 2012
Barbara Macha
Cher Binks

Champion of Giving
Christ United Methodist Church
Faith United Methodist Church

Outstanding Christmas Sponsor 2012
SM Energy

Outstanding Fundraising Event 2012
Donna Lam
Sweetwater Tennis Association

Outstanding Community Partner 2012
Andy Stewart
In Memorian, Linda Hancock

DFPS Staff Member of the Year 2012
Tammie Kiser

Volunteer of the Year 2012
Rhonda Zgarba
Gerin Bergschneider

Club Rainbow 2012
Pat Houck
Sofia Rendek

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